Hi. I am 29 and currently live in Dekalb, new to the area, moved from Aurora. My first section I was 41 weeks, and Dr. ordered a stress test. Went in at night, my daughter had low fluid and decreased heart beat when I was put on the fetal monitor, whenever I would stand to use the bathroom the heart rate would decrease. Her heart rate would eventually come back up, but it was scary. The hospital admitted me and I was given pitocin. I didn't progress, they tried stripping the membrane (I think? ...it has been 10 years, please forgive me). I think I only got to 1 or 2 cm. So they decided cesarean, while in the operating room someone noticed the iv in my hand wasn't in the vein. I was poked about 4 times by 2 different nurses and I guess neither of them got it, so how much pitocin I actually received is hard to say. My daughter's amniotic fluid was low, and she had low blood sugar, besides that, super healthy and went home on time. Dr. Told me that bc she was a section I would have repeat sections there after. Four years later I had a repeat section at 39 weeks, no issues, normal fluid and heart rate this time around. This daughter also had low blood sugar, just not as bad as her older sister, also healthy and home on time. 16 months later another repeat section at 39 weeks, everything normal with fluid range and heart beat, low blood sugar again, but just barely. With this daughter we went home a day early!
All these pregnancies had low transverse incisions. My second section was done by the doctor who delivered DH, and the 3rd section was done by a seperate doctor who said he could tell a veteran had done it, but it was done beautifully. (I think he said something about the way he stitched something they don't do anymore bc it was found to be unnecessary?) Through all these pregnancies when stress tests were done, the monitor would show sparse contractions to 7 and the nurses would ask if I felt them, and I barely did. I still rememberplacing my hand on my belly and feeling it tighten. I would love to have a vbac. This would be our last child and I want to have this experience.
DH and I will be ttc our fourth child in a few months, and I am hopeful on finding out more information. Currently I emailed my local ican and am waiting for that contact. Any information or advice would be wonderful. TIA.